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Old 08-28-2011   #1
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The power of a river from the Hurricane

Here's a video of a car being carried by the river. I'm surprised it floats so well.
car going down the river! - YouTube

I wish we could get 12 inches of rain in 12 hours in the mountains.

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Old 08-28-2011   #2
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Be careful what you wish for. 8-12 inches of rain fell over the big thompson drainage, caused a huge flash flood, killed over a hundred people, wiped out a major road, and destroyed millions of dollars of property.

12 inches of rain anywhere in the mountains out west would likely be a devastating disaster.

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Old 08-28-2011   #3
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True... Though, we could do with 4 inches over Bear Creek.
On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
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Most of those rivers and creeks can still handle that kind of water. Notice that the water was far below the bridge and within the banks of the river. If Colorado got that kind of rain across the state it would probably wipe out every other town in the state. I know I would be under water right now,
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